Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Plug-ins will save you - Shooting with a still camera

Stu Maschwitz on his blog Prolost has been examining the newest generation of digital 35 mm still cameras and their application for motion picture photography. Several models now offer high definition video recording. At NAB he showed a short film he shot to test what the camera is capable of. His little experiment is inspired by the subway genre of test films. As such it is titled, Chapter 13 After the subway. It is hard to tell what the original footage looked like as he used a number of color correction techniques to improve the image.

Chapter 12: After the Subway from Stu Maschwitz on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Plug-ins won't save you - on

Eric Escobar, a director, producer, visual effects artist and independent filmmaker, gave a really interesting presentation at the Final Cut Pro Users Group Supermeet at MacWorld 2009.
In this piece Eric runs through the essentials to making a production work, and explains just why things cannot be fixed in post, why planning is so essential and what is needed to make a production come together. He provides insight into why crews and budgets are shrinking and how to produce quality regardless of the amount of cash you have to throw at the project.
Watch it at

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Wilhelm Scream

Your challenge...include the Wilhelm scream in your next project.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Art of Foley - Website

If you are interested in learning a little bit about the film sound effects, checkout this very nice website that features some background information on The Art of Foley.

The Art of Foley is a short tutorial designed to educate and inspire those interested in the craft of film sound effects.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Apple Logic and Soundtrack Notes and Quizzes

Apple Certified Trainer Jason Gaines has posted chapter notes, chapter quizzes, and supplemental information for the Logic 8 Level 1, Level 2 and Soundtrack courses. They are all based on the books published by Peachpit Press. The information is designed to help students pass the certification exams. The timed chapter quizzes he has created are really valuable.